Monday, August 29, 2011

My Butterfly...

Happy Monday, Everyone! I hope that everyone has had a superb weekend. At the Wright household, it was busy, but I was still able to spend lots of time with family and also managed to do some late night scrapping. Also, gotta love the hubby - he gave me a few hours on Saturday evening to just sit down and scrap. Needless to say, I got crazy creative and have a lot of fun stuff to share with all of you.

For today, I'm sharing a fun layout that I put together using some fun My Mind's Eye goodies... Here's a closer look at the layout...
I am really into the color grey with my backgrounds... The funny thing is that I always used these types of colors in my digital layouts, but never really found my groove with it on the paper stuff. Finally, I figured it out! Can I get a WOO WOO?!?!?! :)
I just love the little details of putting together a layout... That's actually where I put most of my thought when I'm scrapping... The pictures are usually the easy part, then I mull over the details for what seems like forever!
My Butterfly Credits
Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Ribbon: Maya Road & American Crafts
Titlework: My Minds Eye, Cosmo Cricket
Stickers: My Minds Eye
Embellies: Kaiser Kraft, Tim Holtz
Tools: Brother Sewing Machine, Curvy Cutter, Office Depot Stamp
Thread: Coates & Clark
Ink: Autumn Leaves, American Crafts

I'm not sure about you guys, but the quickest I can put a layout together is in about an hour. I'm always envious when I see people post layouts and they make 5 or six layout in a sitting. I'm always happy if I can finish one and get another one started! How about you?

What is your typical turn around time for a layout?

Be sure to come by tomorrow - I will be sharing some fun pictures from a recent photo shoot! Have a great day!
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Friday, August 26, 2011

New Fabrics - The Creative Garden

Happy Friday, Everyone! I have to say, getting back into the swing of blogging again after a fun-filled summer has made me a super happy girl. It's been really great to reconnect with all of my bloggy friends too!

Today, I'm sharing some of the projects that I've made recently for my little Etsy Store - The Creative Garden. Here's a quick look at the fun fabrics...
I found these fabrics and my favorite local fabric store - they are lovely and beautiful and they make me smile! Now, you might be asking yourself - "what did she make with these lovely fabrics?" And I might answer - "some fun camera strap covers for DSLR cameras!" Here's a closer look (p.s. if you click on the picture it will take you to Etsy shop for that camera strap...)

And here is a look at the other fabric (which is my fave!)....


There you have it folks! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Page Girl Projects - Back to School!

Happy Thursday, Everyone! Working at a University, being a graduate student, and a mother of a little one who is getting ready to start pre-school, we are in full effect of "going back to school." For me and the students I help at work, we've been working towards this week for many months, but for me, as a mother, I am not sure just how ready I am for my little one to start school... All of those thoughts about, "is it too early for her to start organized classes?" or "she has her whole life for school, why start early?" Sometimes, it's just hard to know what the right thing to do is....but I am excited about where she will be going... It's a lovely Montessori school and we've been on the waiting list for about a year and a half... And while we still have a little over a week before she starts, and she will only be there in the mornings, the anxiety is starting to set in just a bit... Wish us luck!

As for creative endeavors, I am sharing a couple of samples that I put together for my Local Scrapbook Store (LSS) as a member of their design team... have a look...





Sometimes, it's kind of fun not having to find the perfect photo to picture combination when working on these projects. I can just decide on a design and then go with it!

On a separate note, I wanted to thank everyone for their kind comments on yesterday's post. That's one of the great things about the scrapbooking community, everyone is so helpful and kind - thanks so much guys! Have a great day!

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sidewalk Chalk...

Happy Wednesday Everyone! Whew - this week is just flying by! I am happy to report that last night, I spent some time lining up some fun blog posts for the next couple of weeks - can't wait to share all of the fun stuff with you...

For today, I am sharing a layout and a question... I will go ahead and ask the question first. Last November, I was lucky enough to have a layout chosen for submission in Scrapbook Trends... Since then I have submitted a few layouts here and there, but it seems that I became so busy with design team obligations that I have not been submitting in any real consistent pattern. Now that I have given up my position on one of my digital design teams, I am thinking about submitting again. Any words of advice for me on that? Mostly, I just need some kind words to help me build up the courage to put myself out there again! Until then, I am sharing this fun layout that I put together over the weekend...



Sidewalk Chalk Credits
Patterned Paper: AC Dear Lizzy, Hambly Screen Print
Titlework: Pink Paislee, AC Thickers
Stickers: My Minds Eye
Journaling Spot: My Minds Eye
Ribbon: AC
Twine: Doodlebug
Buttons: Jenni Bowlin
Embellishments: AC
Thread: Coates & Clark
Ink: AC, Autumn Leaves
Tools: Brother Sewing Machine, Fiskars 1" Punch

Thank you so much for stopping by - I appreciate the feedback and comments! Have a great day!

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Monday, August 22, 2011

A Beautiful Family...

Happy Monday Everyone! I hope that everyone is having a great start to the week! We've been pretty busy in the Wright household, lately, but it appears that everyone is busy, so at least we aren't alone. As for me, I've been working a some design team assignments and editing photos for my newly budding business. So, today, I wanted to share a preview of a few pictures of a beautiful and growing family...

We started pretty early for this photo shoot, around 6:45 in the morning, but we were rewarded with some pretty beautiful light and a great temperature... Here are some of the shots we took outside...


After the temperature started to climb and the light started to turn harsh, we moved the shoot inside to my studio... Here are a couple of lovely photos that we captured as part of the shoot...
Overall, it was a lovely shoot and I was really happy with how the pictures turned out! If you are interested in finding out more about my photography business, you can visit my website at Casey Wright Photography and at my Facebook Page.

Thanks for stopping by! Stop back by tomorrow - I'll be sharing some fun scrappy schtuff! Have a great day!

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Page Girl Projects...

Happy Tuesday, everyone! I've had a wonderful whirlwind of 5 days - three photo shoots, several projects for the scrapbook page and trying to plan my little one's upcoming birthday party...but I have to say I LOVE EVERY MINUTE OF IT! I've had a lot of really fun and creative projects on my plate and I love that working on these projects helps me to be more of who I am...simply said, I AM HAPPY! And it's good to be happy!

Speaking of happy (nice segway), I have a few fun projects to share of items that I put together for my local LSS - The Scrapbook Page... would love for you to check it out...
Thank you so much for stopping by today, previews from the photo shoots and another fun scrappy project coming up next, stay tuned!
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Friday, August 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Post...

Happy Friday Everyone! I have a lot to share today! First of all, I wanted to post up this picture of PJ, Jake and I from last weekend for our birthday extravaganza... This time the random person I asked to take our picture was someone Jake knew...I guess from a statistical standpoint, that's bound to happen every now and again... :)
It's funny, it was our birthday weekend and yet PJ got to decide where we went on my birthday - she loves the "big fishies" at the Bass Pro Shop, so that's where we went!
As for me, I was super excited about this adorable rocking chair that I picked up at a local antique store - hoping to use it for a future photo shoot - might even get some good use out of it at tomorrow's photoshoot...love this color...
As for these beautiful hats below, I found this lovely lady on etsy who makes these and although it took a while to get them, it was well worth the wait... I ordered them to be used at future newborn photo shoots...
As for creative schtuff, I'm sharing this layout that I put together using the Crate Paper Restoration line... Although I tend to steer towards the pastels, I really love the fun bold, yet soft look of this line...
And it worked perfectly for these pictures of going to the market...
I just love scrapping these everyday moments...
Thank you to all of you who made it down to the bottom of the post! I hope you all have a great weekend - I have a ton more scrappy stuff to share on Monday along with some pictures from the two photo shoots that I have this weekend - wish me luck that the weather will cooperate!
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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Diaper Cake...for my lovely sister in law...

I had the pleasure of throwing a baby shower in honor of my lovely sister-in-law. So of course I had to make something, so I put together this fun Diaper Cake for her with a bunch of my favorite goodies... Here a few shots of what I included... Love this little Minnie Mouse snuggly - I used it as the cake topper...

And here's a view of the whole cake...
Underneath the cake topper was this cute pink duck...

And some bath time goodies (soap, big snuggle towell...)

And some other fun stuff for the little one...
I bet you can guess, but she's having a little girl! I can't wait because I have the privilege of doing her maternity photo shoot this weekend...so exciting!

Next up, I'll be sharing a fun layout that I put together with some fun Crate Paper goodies and a fun birthday pic from last weekend - stay tuned!

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